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Dec 02, 2013

Handwashing week tips and resources

This week is national Handwashing Awareness week. We want to take a moment to recognize the importance of this week because it is the number one health habit that can prevent the spread of disease like the flu and food poisoning. There are t...
Nov 15, 2013

WIC changes gets parents buying healthier dairy choices

Great news! New study is finding that WIC (women, infants and children) households are buying fewer full fat dairy products. This study, conducted by Yale Rudd Center for Food and Policy, looked at familes over a two-year period. They looked a...
Nov 13, 2013

Snack attack on the road means unhealthy food choices

I had been traveling last week and had to stop at a gas station and so I ran into the associated convenient store. I looked around and all I could see was aisles of: candy chips cookies pies box of donuts ...
Nov 01, 2013

Vegan facts for families Infographic - National Vegan Day

It is National Vegan Day and I wanted to recognize this as a healthy lifestyle. I found this infographic that I thought I would share with you. Sometimes a picture is really worth a thousand words! We also have a complete section of parentin...
Oct 24, 2013

National Food Day Resources For School

Just wanted to wish everyone a happy and healthy Food Day! Food Day is a nationwide celebration and a movement for healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. Check out the Guide for Schools for ideas on how to participate: ...
Oct 04, 2013

Farm Animals and the Vegetarian Child

I shared some resources we have about teaching kids about farm animals. But sometimes, when children realize that their meat is coming from an animal, they want to go vegetarian or vegan. We have resources to support children and families who h...
Sep 27, 2013

The Wired Child - Facts about technology and children

With technology being more and more a part of the school and general learning process, I thought this infographic had some good facts and information about children and technology. This is truly the generation of the "wired child". We have reli...
Sep 23, 2013

National Hispanic Heritage Month and Mi Plato

During September and October, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month. I wanted to remind everyone that you can find all our resources in a Spanish version. To get any webpage in the Spanish version, just click on español in the upper ...
Sep 13, 2013

National Food Safety Month Focuses On Cross-Contamination of Allergens

September is packed with some very important awareness/recognition days. I am trying to give each its due diligence! September is also Food Safety Month. This year, The National Food Safety Month organization is focusing on allergens. This ...
Sep 11, 2013

Celebrate National Fruits and Vegetables Month with Kids

September is such a busy with month with back to school. It is also National Fruits and Vegetables month! What a great way to combine healthy lunches back to school with a little fun reminder to children about the importance and tastiness of fresh...
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